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Tornado Watch 1
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WW0001 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL1

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 1
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   120 PM CST Mon Jan 2 2023

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central and Southwest Arkansas
     Northwest Louisiana
     Southeast Oklahoma
     Northeast Texas

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 120 PM until
     900 PM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to increase in coverage
   through the afternoon over the watch area, with a few storms likely
   intensifying to severe levels.  Damaging wind gusts and a few
   tornadoes are the main threats.  The risk is expected to persist
   well into the night across much of this area.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 50 miles south southwest of Longview TX
   to 35 miles northwest of Batesville AR. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU1).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
   tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
   area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
   threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
   and possible warnings.

   &&

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 22035.

   ...Hart
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